Where to go for further help and advice
There are some excellent support organisations that exist to provide additional help – You can be assured that contact with any of the following is strictly confidential:
- RABI (The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution):
0300 303 7373 Can provide financial support for farmers in times of crisis such as illness, bereavement or events beyond their control. www.rabi.org.uk
- The Farming Community Network 0845 367 9990 Has a network of volunteers from the farming community and rural churches providing pastoral and practical support to help people find a positive way through their problems. www.fcn.org.uk
- Samaritans: 116 123 Provides help and emotional support at any time of the day or night. You do not have to give your name. www.samaritans.org
- The Maytree Centre: 020 7263 7070 Based in North London, a residential sanctuary for the suicidal. It takes guests for four days to help them through a crisis. It is totally confidential and you don't need a doctor's referral. www.maytree.org.uk
- Mental Health Foundation: 020 7803 1100 Their vision is for a world with good mental health for all. Their mission is to help people understand, protect and sustain their mental health. www.mentalhealth.org.uk
- Mind: 0300 123 3393 Provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. www.mind.org.uk
- Relate: 0300 100 1234 The relationship people. Contact them by phone or email to find your nearest counsellor, who you can contact directly. They have useful self-help information about relationships and family issues on their national Relate website. www.relate.org.uk
Links to other helpful websites
- Royal College of Psychiatrists – For information about mental health and treatments.
- Counsellors' professional organisations can help you find a qualified counsellor in your area: psychotherapy.org.uk or www.bacp.co.uk. Everything you say to a counsellor is confidential. They will make no judgements but help you find a way through your problems.
- www.itsgoodtotalk.org.uk - Gives a good interactive layman's guide to counselling.
- Overcoming Depression: a guide to recovery with a complete self help programme - Paul Gilbert
- Climbing out of depression - Sue Atkinson
- Taming the black dog: How to beat depression - a practical manual for sufferers, their relatives and colleagues - Patrick Ellverton
- Overcoming Anxiety, Stress and Panic - Dr Chris Williams
- Stop Thinking, Start Living: Discover Lifelong Happiness - Richard Carlson
YANA acts a signposting service, encouraging those who might be affected by depression to seek appropriate help. It does not replace advice from a health professional.
YANA recommends users of this website to seek a professional diagnosis.